Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Sharing an Autumnal journal and some freebies

 Hello dear blog friends. Once again I have to start my post with an apology for my long absence, but here you are, back with a little share and a freebie.

Recently I created a new Autumn themed junk journal collection which you can find in my Etsy Shop and I am in the process of creating a little journal with the papers and embellishments.

I'll share some photos and explanations of how I put it together:

Here you can see the cover, it's quite a fat little journal, roughly 6" wide and 4.5" high. I cut 2 pieces of chip board that size for the front and back and then a 1.5" wide spine. The pieces of chipboard are held together with wide masking tape, leaving a 1/8" gap between each of the pieces so the can easily bend and close, and then |I covered every thing with bits of paper from the collection.

Here you can see the spine. On the inside I fastened two pieces of elastic, travellers journal style, so it can hold two inserts, which can easily be taken out to make it easier to journal.
Here you can see one of the inside covers, with a pocket and two little journal cards.
And here the cover of the first insert. Both inserts contain a mix of papers from the collection and coffee stained papers, some decorated and some left blank for journaling.
Here is one of the inside pages, the left side has a tuck spot and journal card, the right side a pocket with die-cut edge and a little additional booklet tucked in the pocket.
Here's a closer view of the pocket and below you can see a collection of the journal cards and some stamped tickets I made to use for decorating the journal and journal cards still further.


Here are a couple of faux CD sleeves I made, they are 3.5 by 3.5". I cut out the circles before gluing them together, and lined them with acetate. I then decorated both the out and inside further still, so now they are ready to be filled with embellishments and tucked into some of the pockets.

If you would like to see a bit more of the journal, there is a quick flip through of some of the pages on my Instagram, just click here

Here are some of the papers from the collection still, so you can see what is all in there:








OK, and now finally for the freebie which I created to go along with the collection:


Now like usual, this is a huge file, so what you see here is just a low resolution version. So if you would like to print the freebie, please email me and I will send you the full resolution version.

Well, that's it for now, thanks for your visit like always and see you next time.

xxxxx




9 comments:

ike said...

Really stunning :-)

Annie said...

This journal is a beautiful artistic work of art! That collection of papers is gorgeous. Perfect for use throughout a vintage looking journal.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

simply stunning,Astrid. I would love to have the freebie. Thank you so much.

Sue Harper said...

Really love this combination!

Isharimal said...

Absolutely wonderful , love the colors ❤️
I would love to have the freebie, thank you

Astrid Maclean said...

Isharimal, I think you may not see this, but the only way I can send you the freebie is if you email me.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a stunning journal to celebrate autumn and I love your paper collection - amazing 😁. I hope you are keeping well and it's so lovely to catch up with you here in blogland, sorry I haven't been visiting for some reason I thought you were only using Instagram these days. Take care and wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x

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cully said...

First time first spot visit. I will be back. Your work is beautiful and your pictures and description are very helpful for me. Thank you!

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